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How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

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    • 4.9, 9.3K Ratings

How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.3K Ratings
9.3K Ratings
FURYANNIHILATION ,

Exceptional

This podcast is so well done! It’s heartbreaking and captivating. It brought me to tears. It shows the courage and wounds of these women all at once.

colleenislove ,

A difficult listen made easy

The topic of this podcast is such an uncomfortable and difficult one, esp as a survivor myself that I almost considered not finishing it. The hostesses of this podcast not only handle the podcast with complete grace and respect, they also highlight the importance of listening to survivors tell their stories. I write this review in honor of all the survivors of Larry Nassar. In particular honor of Rachael Denhollander who has repeatedly said in her numerous statements how important it is to not shy away from things that are uncomfortable and difficult when they are important.

Lindaloo5980 ,

Required listening

This is such a powerful podcast, very well done. Anyone who has a daughter, sister or mother should be listening to this. Which is everyone. This podcast should be part of high school sex ed classes. I hope this wins the webby it has been nominated for! Very well deserved!

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